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" Tis God's appointment who must sway, And who is to submit. "Since, then, the rule of right is plain, And longest life is but a day; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way. "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 81
by George Willis - 1856
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Rob Roy

Walter Scott - 1855
...• And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights. I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's heat and winter's snow i The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character...
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The Highland clans. With A particular account of Rob Roy and the MacGregors

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, two or more works]) - 1856
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way. " And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 48

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1856
...basket-hilled broad-sword. In spite of his faults, true as his steel, and generous as a prince, 'AMONG the rocks he lived. Through summer's heat and winter's snow: The eagle, he was lord above And KOB was lord below.' What a bonnie bride for honest Hotibie Elliott was Grace Armstrong, and how his...
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Willis's Current notes

Willis's Current notes - 1857
...poem, written on visiting Rob Roy's grave at Balquhidder, renders with no little force a just idea — And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...his lady, with the date 1631 ; but recently, a new fabric, in the old English style of architecture, having been built outside of the burial ground, the...
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The Earlier Poems of William Wordsworth: Corrected as in the Latest Editions ...

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1857 - 435 pages
...rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow : The Eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. So was it — would, at least,. have been But through untowardness of fate ; For Polity was then too...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1858 - 496 pages
...plain, And longest life is but a day ; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...winter's snow : The eagle, he was lord above, And Bxib was lord below. So —as it — would, at least, have been But through untowardnoss of fato ;...
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The Waverley Novels, Volume 7

Walter Scott - 1860
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...winter's snow : The eagle, he was lord above, And Eob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be...
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Waverly Novels: The heart of Mid-Lothian

Walter Scott - 1864
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take_ the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived Through summer's...The eagle he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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Class-book of English Poetry, Volume 1

English Poetry - 1866 - 155 pages
...And longest life is but a day ; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." — And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. Yet tliou, although with some wild thoughts, Wild chieftain of a savage elan ! Hadst this to boast...
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Class-book of English poetry

English poetry - 1866 - 348 pages
...take the shortest way." — And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's heat and winter'a snow; The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. Yet thou, although, with some wild thoughts, Wild chieftain of a savage clan ! Hadst this to boast...
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